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, that it's a state that is very accessible to mitt romney, a state of that obama could hold him and he holds all six of the states in the rust belt midwest area combined with only four electoral states short of victory. so critical for the romney strategy to hold a state of ohio. that's not happening at this point. at this point obama is probably up to about a four or five-point lead in the state. if you look at some the data they're on the bottom you see that the worst group for obama in 2008 was the white working-class. is hope is that he would be able to expand at margin quite a bit. that's really what romney's strategy is about. you wouldn't think it would be that hard itself. it's been hard hit economically and a lot of ticked off factory workers by giving it would've been an ideal place in which to sort of cell the romney rant. that doesn't turn out to be the case. at this point when you look at polls, the new breakouts, romney is not anywhere close to driving off that margin among white working-class voters. he is at best a few points better than mccain ran in 2008. and he is do
for rebuttal. kaine: i don't think the question of whether governor romney's statements you agree with them or disagree with them is hard. it's very straightforward. they were divisive comments, and we're a state that's seen too muchty vice politics. one of the things i'm proud about with this commonwealth is i really see a tremendous effort to turn our back on the divisive politics of the past. my wife's with me, her dad turned the states back on segregation and integrated the public schools because he said it was past time for virginia to have an aristocracy of merit. that's what he said in his inaugural speech. and this generation of virginians has rejected what was that speech. the sentiment is one that i think virginians do not agree with, and i'm very thankful that they don't. >> moderator: governor -- go ahead, i'm sorry. kaine: now, let's prove we can come together and not be divisive, let's come together on resolving the short-term fiscal challenge that can create problems for our state. >> moderator: perfect segway, governor. to my colleague, julie. >> moderator: governor allen, a
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